Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Greyfriar's Bobby

This dog was responsible for the term "fido".

The legend goes like this: this pooch stood by his master's grave for 14 years after his death. He became so well known, people started calling him "fido", short for "fidelity". Ever since, dogs have been nicknamed "fido".

Cool story.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Talisker & Me

So we got this new golden retriever puppy, and he's just the right age to look like the movie posters from Marley & Me (even if not a yellow lab). So we decided to do our own version. Here's Talisker portraying the world's worst dog (though he's FAR from it).

Friday, June 26, 2009


This was our view down the stairs whenever we left our hotel room in Paris. Getting our luggage up those stairs was an adventure all it's own. I probably did a lot of wall damage trying to get my suitcase full of Scotch whisky up and down.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hotel Champ de Mars

This was the staircase leading to our room on Rue Cler in Paris.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Napoleon's Tomb

The lil' guy is in there, encased in six different coffins nested within one another. His tomb was a very, very cool place.

3 exposure HDR.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Napoleon's Tomb

Welcome to Napoleon Bonaparte's final resting place. It is very clear when you go here what France thinks of this man.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Scottish Graveyard

Graveyards in Scotland are the coolest! There were many, many graves here older than the U.S.

This was a three exposure HDR taken in Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Seine

Now this is what I call the life. Hundreds of people hang out on the shores of the Seine River in Paris. I could get used to their kind of lifestyle, especially the food!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

South American Art

This head was about six feet tall and made of stone. Inside the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Old Abandoned Truck

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mona Lisa

The world famous Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre museum in Paris. Suffice to say the painting is quite the disapointment when seen in person. I can't be more than 2 feet wide.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Notre Dame in Paris

Noisy as hell thanks to an insanely high ISO. No flash allowed. Shot at 3200 ISO.

What a beautiful cathedral though. It wasn't Westminster Abbey in London, but still very impressive.

Monday, June 8, 2009

World's Craziest Roundabout

The roundabout around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This circle services 12 different streets, and it was NUTS.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Arc de Triomphe

Another view of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Looking straight up from beneath.

This was a 3 exposure HDR image.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Arc de Triomphe

This was one of the better stops we made in Paris. This is a 3 exposure HDR.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Old Abandoned Truck

Getting back to some Colorado photowalking, I went to a new place last weekend with a friend, not too far from my house. While there we discovered some old abandoned vehicles, including this old truck.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

T.P. Under the Sink

Yeah, our room in London was really that small.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Inside Versailles

While in Europe we saw a lot of palaces. After a while it got a little old, and we found ourselves speeding through them a little faster. Then we got to Versailles, just outside of Paris. This is the grand pappy of all palaces. I went nuts there with my camera.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

A three exposure HDR done from atop Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. This place had medieval written all over it!